Family Sponsorship

Family Sponsorship in Canada

Family sponsorship to Canada goes beyond spouse sponsorship and can include children under the age of nineteen, parent sponsorship, as well as other family members in specific circumstances. When you need family sponsorship in Canada, schedule with Pilkington Immigration, and you'll be dealing with a law firm that wants to protect your rights. Every case we take on receives thorough and personal attention. We also offer:

  • Free 5-minute Consultation with an attorney
  • Flexible appointment schedules
  • A welcoming office environment
  • Business immigration assistance

Parental sponsorship is a very popular category but has become very much in demand as many new Canadians wish to sponsor their parents to join them in Canada. The number of sponsorships each year is capped at 5,000 and there is a minimum income requirement for sponsors which is based on the past three tax years.

Child sponsorship is possible where a parent is in Canada and has custody of a child residing abroad but is limited to those dependent children under the age of nineteen. The requirements for sponsoring your child include being at least 18 years old and having status as either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Although family sponsorships in Canada do not generally include adult children, brothers or sisters, an exception exists for those Canadian citizens or permanent residents without any immediate family members living in Canada who also have no minor dependent children, spouses, or parents that can be sponsored. Parents and grandparents may be sponsored by a family member who is a permanent resident of Canada. These kinds of sponsorships are often a lengthy process and it is recommended that visitors apply for a Super Visa, so they can visit in the meantime.

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If you have questions regarding immigration sponsorship to Canada, call our office or fill out the online form on this website for a no-pressure, initial case consultation. For a Canada, permanent resident application, come to Pilkington Immigration. We will review your case and your options with their respective benefits and drawbacks, and any alternatives that you may have.


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